Friday, November 30, 2018
Moving Earth In AK
11:38 pm est
It was so awful to see the
video of the earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska.
There was footage of a television station and courtroom taking a direct hit.
It's amazing to think that things have worked out this good
and nobody has died.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Distracted By Dogs
5:09 pm est
Some drivers are too distracted
while they operate a car. I can't believe some of the things people do.
While at a traffic light today, the driver next to me had their small dog on their lap between themselves
and the steering wheel.
had great potential to become a problem. Some drivers don't care about impacting others. They are a potential menace to everyone.
Late Night Delays
11:50 pm est
I'm glad I wasn't driving
in Boston tonight. There was an enormous traffic jam going late into the night because of construction.
As a driver, you never know when you might come across
it. In many instances, it grinds cars to a halt. It doesn't matter how late it is.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Don't Complain About The Rain
11:31 pm est
People waste so much time being frustrated with the weather. There is nothing you can ever do about
been a lot of rain around here in November. People complain about it, but it's better than the fires in California.
Why can't people be thankful?
Monday, November 26, 2018
No Way To Train
6:49 pm est
Traveling by Amtrak is a great
way to go as long as there are no problems along the way. It doesn't take much to mess up a trip.
It happened yesterday on a Boston bound train from Penn
Station. Minutes into the trip, the train lost power due to debris in the overhead wires.
All power was lost for almost six hours. It was a crazy
scene with no working toilets.
train finally arrived in Boston, but the passengers will never get those extra six hours back.
Time For A Slice
11:40 pm est
It's not easy to get a slice
of pizza locally.
is no guarantee that it will be ready when you walk in.
Slices can stay on the counter too long and not look good.
What do you do?
Saturday, November 24, 2018
7:42 pm est
I had some deep fried turkey
on Thanksgiving, but didn't notice any difference in the taste.
The texture of the skin was much different from one cooked in the oven. I don't eat skin, so I never
videos I've seen on social media, it looks like it's an easy thing to mess up if you don't do it right. You can also cause
a big fire.
The Best Days of Autumn 2018
11:43 pm est
The weather today was so much
warmer than yesterday. It's all about the temperature.
It's hard to believe that we have 28 days until the start of winter.
We are in the twilight of autumn, in spite of the snow and
Thursday, November 22, 2018
11:48 pm est
November 22nd will always
be known as the date President John F Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.
It's a lifetime ago. You would need to be at least 60 to remember that day.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
It Might Be Very Cold
11:40 pm est
It will be interesting to
see if the local temperatures on Thanksgiving Day are as bad as predicted.
This might be the coldest day on record according to the so-called experts. Their predictions have
already impacted high school football games and road races.
This might never happen for another twenty years, but the weather will be a big factor tomorrow.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Hard To Picture
11:19 pm est
My new Mass ID/License arrived
in the mail today. It looks quite sophisticated with all the technology incorporated into it.
No matter what, it seems like you can never get a good picture
for your license. It was no exception for me.
Monday, November 19, 2018
A Time To Run
11:59 pm est
It's always good to keep runing.
I always thought I would be running faster at this point.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Plowing The Grass
10:24 pm est
This recent snow came so early.
There are still so many leaves out there.
A sidewalk plow gouged up a huge patch of grass that had been planted about a month ago.
It happens every storm. Sidewalks can be hard to see at
times. This one had a curve in it.
Another Day To Connect
11:51 pm est
It's another night of wondering
why my internet connection is so slow. There is no competition where I live.
The choices are Comcast or my slow DSL modem through Verizon. I continue with my DSL.
I don't understand why we are at this point with connectivity.
It should be so much better.
Friday, November 16, 2018
Five Weeks Until Winter
6:26 pm est
The first snow of the season
certainly caused a lot of chaos and disruption. Amounts varied, but we got about four inches locally.
Some of the roads were not plowed. Sidewalks were pretty
bad. There is now ice outside. That is always the first sign of winter, although it doesn't start for another five weeks.
Snowing In NYC
11:31 pm est
It was amazing to see 4 inches
of snow on New York City streets by 6:30pm. It was so different out there tonight.
The city is very different when it snows.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Talking About Snow
11:42 pm est
Should we believe that we
might get 1-3 inches of snow tomorrow after 7pm according to the weather experts?
It really sounds like we will have a lot of precipitation
in some form. Any snow at this point would be a nuisance for rush hour traffic.
You can never predict the starting time of any storm.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
10:58 pm est
Amazon finally decided on its next HQ. They had so many
cities around America begging them to come to their locale.
I think they made a great decision to locate them in Crystal City, Virginia and Long Island City
the game of getting the best tax break. They did a great job.
They should have a great impact on New York City. They need to be there.
Monday, November 12, 2018
People Whine Too Much
8:10 pm est
The wild fires in California
continue to rage out of control. This is an annual story that never has a good ending.
Thousands of homes and other structures have been lost.
The destruction is so devastating.
here, we might get up to three inches of rain tomorrow. Some people will complain about it on social media.
The world is full of people who whine too much. A little
rain is nothing compared to those fires.
Saturday, November 10, 2018
A Cold Day In 2018
11:48 pm est
It was so cold today at the
wind was really bad. It made
all the difference for fans trying to watch the game.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Leaves Not Down
11:40 pm est
Every year the leaves fall
from the trees. It happens at a different rate. Some trees still have them.
It's only a matter of time before a wind storm brings more down.
That might happen tonight.
Thursday, November 8, 2018
If Dogs Could Talk
6:20 pm est
Some people try to do too
many things with their dog. I don't think it's a good idea for them to run with their owner on hard pavement or to go hiking
friend on Facebook recently posted pictures of his dog making it to the top of a 4,000 foot mountain in New Hampshire.
Today, the dog had ACL surgery. How long is their recovery
must have been in pain before it was finally diagnosed. Unfortunately, a dog can never tell you how they feel physically.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
5:00 pm est
There was a planned power
outage today in my neighborhood from 8am-10am as the electrical system gets upgraded. They gave us a week's notice to plan
I had to skip
my toast for breakfast and have Syrian bread in its place. I didn't want to open my refrigerator too many times after getting
milk and juice.
power came on exactly as scheduled.
11:54 pm est
I always try to write to this website. Sometimes, it's late
assume that our internet connection will be fine, but that doesn't happen.
It has been very challenging tonight.
Monday, November 5, 2018
Those Additional Costs
11:22 pm est
I was in New York City the
last four days. It's never cheap for anything, especially hotel rooms.
The price you see is never the final one. Taxes add on another 18%. Then there is the infamous resort
fee which can be 15-20%.
is no way around this. You either pay for it or stay home.